| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A day after Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of two girls in the Rebecca Ann Sedwick suicide he appeared on the national television morning shows warning parents of the dangers of cyberbulling.
He also vowed to prosecute anyone...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:06 PM
The mother of Rebecca Ann Sedwick, the 12-year-old Lakeland girl who killed herself last month after relentless bullying, has hired the prominent Morgan & Morgan law firm in her quest for justice.
Tricia Norman has retained attorney David Henry, the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:51 PM
If you want to bully 6-year-old Danny Keefe, you're going to have to first take on the Badgers -- the Williams Intermediate School football team that has vowed to protect the special-needs kindergartner in Bridgewater, Mass.
It's a show of muscle and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:50 AM
"Do not tell on bullies" and "don't be a sore loser" were some pieces of advice featured in a flier sent home with elementary school students at Zeman Elementary School in Nebraska.
The flier lists nine "rules" for dealing with bullies.
1. Refuse to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:41 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s anti-bullying law could be extended beyond the boundaries of schools to online forums under a proposal sparked by a Polk County cyber-bullying case that drew a national media spotlight.
Florida already requires public...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Former Governor Charlie Crist is helping Rebecca Sedwick's mother explore her legal options after the 12-year-old jumped to her death because of cyberbullying.
Rebecca's mother, Tricia Norman, hired the prominent Morgan & Morgan law firm in her quest...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Local filmmakers are creating a documentary about how the climate for LGBT students and educators at South Florida schools has evolved since the late 1970s.
"Schools, of course, just like the society has, have changed amazingly in 20 to 30 years, so...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The Hesperia Unified School District is adopting policies to support gay and lesbian students after members of a Sultana High campus club alleged they were being harassed and bullied, a legal group said Thursday.
In March, the ACLU Foundation of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Despite being a PG-rated, angst-adjacent, teen coming of age story, it wasn't until the 270th page (of 289) that I realized "Zero Fade," Chris L. Terry's debut novel, was a Young Adult book. But that revelation wasn't a jolt or a letdown. Instead it was a...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Hoover High School junior Christopher Chung learned while scrolling through Facebook that his school was monitoring students' online activities.
Christopher saw an article posted by a friend about the Glendale Unified School District hiring a company to...